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a wind-driven wildfire puts several arizona communities on edge. hundreds of firefighters work to contain a fire that's already burned more than seven square miles. a terror attack in china kills dozens of people. a series of explosions tears through a crowded marketplace in a region marred by ethnic violence. and are airle ssgers flying blind when it comes to ticket prices? the federal government proposes new rules aimed at uncovering the hidden cost of air travel. captioning funded by cbs ded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, may 22nd, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning a fast-moving wildfire in northern arizona is threatening hundreds of homes.
the fire is burning near a state park between sedona and flagstaff, an area popular with tourists. at least seven square miles of land have burned. the smoky wind-driven fire quickly moved up canyon walls and forced the main road between flagstaff and sedona to close. greg argos of our phoenix station kpho says anxious residents are packing up valuable possessions. >> reporter: we're just three miles from the fire line. thick smoke surround this entire area. there are hundreds of homes and thole a mandatory evacuation has not been issued, for many people living here, they're still packing up and getting out. moments after word broke the slide fire had crossed a nearby wash -- >> it was overwhelming, to tell you the truth. >> reporter: -- hundreds of people rushed out of a community meeting to pack their belongings and evacuate. >> get ready, go home, and git
'r done. >> one of those residents is kelly. >> red sun. that's not a good sign. >> reporter: they grabbed what they could. >> we're getting some clothes, pictures, things that we don't think we can ever replace. >> reporter: and prepare to leave the rest behind. >> my wife's kind of basket case right knew, but i guess that's to be expected. >> reporter: as the sun set on cucina village with many gone or ready to go, some residents just arrived. >> i heard all the news about the fire and just arrived. >> a honey-do list with the key things you want to preserve. >> reporter: armed with the list from his wife. >> pictures and grandmother's dishes. >> reporter: and ready to return home to the valley with a truck full of priceless memories. >> we have insurance in a worst-case scenario and personal
items out. we kind of have to accept whatever happens. >> reporter: of course, the main thing to worry about is the winds. they have died down but if they pick up the voluntary evacuations could become mandatory. for cbs news, i'm greg argos reporting from flagstaff, arizona. it's another morning of potentially severe weather from the plains to the northeast. kentucky, illinois, and indiana are under the greatest threat from thunderstorms, rain, and damaging winds. but a large section of the country from texas to new york faces the possibility of rough weather today as well. and a series of fast-moving thunderstorms triggered flooding in western pennsylvania. some of the worst is in elk county, about 100 miles northeast of pittsburgh. roads were covered with water and a school was evacuated. there are no reports of injury. and a cleanup from a hailstorm in colorado continues. the hail piled up several inches deep. snow plows are being used to remove it. yesterday's storm clogged roads and caused air travel delays. some airplanes at the denver airport were damaged by hail.
today the government releases its hurricane predictions for the upcoming season. the atlantic hurricane season runs from june 1st to november 30th, but hurricane forecasting remains an inexact science. last year an active hurricane season was predicted but it never materialized. an explosion in northwestern china killed 31 people this morning. two vehicles drove into a crowded marketplace, and one exploded. explosives were thrown from the other. a chinese official calls it an act of terrorism. more than 90 others have been wounded. there have been several outbreaks of violence in the area which is home to a muslim separatist groups. >> one of president obama's chief deputies is in phoenix this morning to meet with officials at the v.a. hospital. the president says allegations of misconduct at veterans health facilities will not be tolerated. susan mcginnis is in washington where congress is also looking for some answers. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. members of congress are
proposing all kinds of legislation to deal with the v.a. problems but the house did pass a bill yesterday that would give eric shinseki more power to fire or demote people within the v.a., but from the president yesterday, still no willingness to fire the v.a. secretary himself. veterans affairs secretary eric shinseki heads to capitol hill today to meet with senator dick durbin about issues at v.a. md cal facilities that some claim cost vets their lives. >> i will not stand for it. >> president obama says he wants to know exactly what happened, and he wants the problems fixed. the president expressed support for shinseki and had this to say when reporters asked if the secretary should step down. >> if he thinks he's let our veterans down, then i'm sure that he is not going to be interested in continuing to serve. >> many in congress are calling for the former army general to resign. >> i respect his sacrifice. i respect what he did. but it's under his watch that we're in this situation in the hospital out in the western part
of this country. >> as many as 40 veterans may have died waiting for care at the phoenix v.a. hospital. it's among 26 v.a. medical facilities nationwide now under investigation after reports of mismanagement and delayed care for vets. gulf war vet joseph kramer of florida was told he had a cyst on his brain two months ago. he's still waiting for a diagnosis. >> i need to have an operation to take it out? what. i don't know. >> shinseki is set to give president obama a preliminary next week. >> that is a preliminary report. there is a full report the president has asked for on all v.a. medical facilities around the country. he wants that by next month. anne-marie? >> all right. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. federal prosecutors say the boston marathon suspects used sophisticated explosives more complicated than originally thought. the attack killed three people and injured more than 260 others last year. the bombs were made with fuses
from christmas lights and black powder from firecrackers. prosecutor says that required training or assistance from others. thedzhokhar tsarnaev says that he act aid loan. u.s. troops stationed in neighboring chad are helping with intelligence and reconnaissance, but no ground troops have been deployed. david martin reports. >> reporter: 80 airmen have begun flying unarmed predator drones in aid to search for the girls. operating from chad they'll be right across the border from northeastern nigeria where the girls are believed to be. the predators are an addition to the global hawk drones which have been flying much longer distances from a place in nyjer. global hawks fly at 160,000 feet. the predator flies much low eric about 20,000 feet and can be
used to zero in on specific areas spotted by the global hawk. adding the predators will increase the chance of finding the girls, but it's also a sign that so far the search has come up empty. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. an alleged kidnapping victim has been found alive ten years after she vanished, and today a california man faces arraignment for her abduction. police say santa ana resident isidro garcia drugged the 15-year-old girl in 2004. the woman, now 25 years old, says garcia was her mother's boyfriend at the time. she said garcia sexually assaulted her, forced her into marriage, and in 2012 fathered a child with her. >> he changed her name, usually the middle name, date of birth so they can get married. there's a lot of things that he -- he had control of her life. >> police say that garcia allegedly told her that if she tried to contact her family, she
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a popular series of bullfights in madrid had to be stopped when the bulls got the better of three matadors. it was the first time in three 35 years the convenient was stopped because of injuries to the bull fighters. one matador was on his knees when he was trampled by a bull, thrown into the air and gored. he suffered a gash on his thigh and needed a blood transfusion but he will survive. on the "cbs moneywatch," ebay is hacked and expect your electric bill to rise. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with more. ebay says the database with passwords has been compromised and they gained access to personal details including addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and e-mail, but ebay says financial and credit card information was not affected. target reported a big drop
in its first quarter earnings. the company said earnings fell 16% as it tried to recover from its massive data breach late last year and botched expansion plans in canada. the third biggest u.s. retailer also issued a second quarter profit projection below analysts' expectations. here on wall street, investors appear reassured that minutes of the federal reserve's last meeting showed rate hikes would not be coming soon. the dow rose 158 wednesday the nasdaq was up 34 points. asian stocks were high owner an improvement in chinese manufacturing. tokyo's nikkei gained more than 2%. hong kong's hang seng added half a percent. protests are expected today as mcdonald's holds its annual shareholder meeting. in illinois on wednesday hundreds of protesters calling for higher pay for fast food workers showed up outside mcdonald's headquarters. more than 100 people were arrested by police during the demonstration. and electric power prices
could rise this year as some coal plants shut down. dozens of coal-burning facilities in 20 states are expected to close down because of tighter pollution rules and competition from cleaner sources such as gnarl gas, wind, and solar power. the energy department estimates power prices will rise 4% on average this year. that is the biggest increase since 2008. anne-marie? >> all right. you've been warned. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. and eliminating the fine print. the push to get airlines to disclose extra travel fees. ♪ i can't believe i still have acne at my age. i feel like it's my acne they see...not me. [ female announcer ] acne is a medical condition that can happen at any age. fortunately, a dermatologist can prescribe aczone® (dapsone) gel... fda approved for the topical treatment of acne,
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shocked by the added costs and fees for services that used to be free. well, now the government is proposing new rules aimed at ending those surprises. jericka duncan has more with coping with the soaring costs of air travel. >> reporter: when you fly, it can be confusing to figure out how much your trip will cost. you might get cheap airfare, but there are a lot of extra feels. >> i feel like they're nickel and diming us on everything. >> i think the airline should be as transparent as possible. >> reporter: now the department of transportation wants to require airlines to tell you about those extra costs when you buy your ticket. that includes fees for checked bags, carry-ons, and advance seat assignments. under the proposed new rules, airlines would also have to tell you about additional costs at all points of sale, whether you buy your ticket online, over the phone, or in person. passenger advocate charles leocha backs the new rule. >> there's all these little gotchas in the current system that will be eliminated in the
new system when you see all the major ancillary fees disclosed up front. >> reporter: the carriers are pushing back against the idea. a statement from an airline trade group says the new rules would likely increase the airfare expense and likely pass the additional costs to customers in the form of higher fares or reduced levels of air service. the government hopes to have the new rules in place by next year to help make your trip to the airport a little less stressful. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. when we return, hitting the mark. a high school football player goes from long shot to long snapper. this is the "cbs morning news." what number are you? i'm number 2.
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in sports the san antonio spurs are poised to make their second consecutive trip to the nba finals. in game two of the western conference finals the spurs cruised past oklahoma city. danny green sinks seven three-pointers on the way the a 112-77 mowout of the thunder. san antonio leads the series two games to none. game three is sunday in oklahoma city. in a come-from-behind win from the los angeles kings in the nhl's western finals, jeff carter scores a hat trick, and the kings net six straight goals to beat the blackhawks, 6-2. the series is tied at one game apiece. later today president obama becomes the first ever sitting president to visit the national baseball hall of fame. mr. obama will be in cooperstown, new york, to discuss the importance of tourism jobs and the economy. and on wednesday, the president is talking pigskin, welcoming the super bowl champions seattle seahawks to the white house. in february seattle won its
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a new report from an environmental group says the world's oceans are drowning in trash. as don dahler shows us, skateboards may be part of the solution. >> it's a fish. >> that's cool. >> reporter: bureo skateboards look like fish because they're made from old fishing nets. they started out as garbage, fishing nets discarded in the
waters off chile. 600,000 tons of these nets clog the world's oceans, and that's only a tenth of the debris. according to the ocean conservancy report, in just one day, worldwide volunteers big up more than 12 million pounds of rubbish from beaches and waterways. the top three culprits were cigarette butts, food wrappers and plastic bottles. >> we were struck with this issue of the plastic in the ocean and kind of made a mission to do something about it. >> reporter: that's the thing i think a lot of people are going to have a hard time making the leap from let's collect trash to let's make skateboards. >> yeah. >> reporter: bureo founders started in chile where fishing is a major industry. they figured out how to convert the fish nets into palace it pellets could can be used for molds. what's been the biggest
challenge? >> to be perfectly honest, we had to complete a supply chain from scratch. >> reporter: the project has been funded by the northeastern university program and the chile lay i layian government and kick starter. they're starting small with an initial production run of 2,000 boards that will sell for $145 each. can a skateboard save the world? >> we're starting with skateboards, yes. we chose it because it's a positive product, especially with the next coming generation. we're wanting people to look at it in a positive way, like what else can we do with our waste. >> reporter: and judging from the public's reaction, the plan is rolling right along. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> very cool idea. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll have an update on the wildfires in arizona. we'll be live from the fire line with carter evans. plus removing body fat from cool sculpting. we'll look at the science behind
>> got a little fog, strong onshore push and breezy with gusts over 30 miles per hour in parts of the bay area. but a promise of high pressure building overhead and some warmer temperatures on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and they just cleared a stall in the altamont pass. it's approaching grant line. we still have a little bit of slowing through the livermore valley. they are clearing overnight roadwork so you may get caught in that if you leave now. full look at your travel times coming up. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. some breaking news now in salinas where anger over an officer-involved shooting escalated into violence. a small protest yesterday at the si of tuesday's shooting grew to hundreds of people by the evening. then at 9 p.m. police were called to a nearby shooting. officers were greeted by a hostile crowd, one officer was hit in the head with a bottle while performing cpr on the victim. the victim died. the officer was treated at the hospital and released. the initial protest was sparked by this officer-involved shooting on tuesday. salinas officers responded to a call from a woman who said a man had threatened her and